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Dr Robert Care recognised for contribution to engineering

Australasia Press Office
22 September 2014

Engineers Australia recognised Dr Robert Care with the Professional Engineer of the Year Award at the Sydney Engineering Excellence Awards on Friday, 19 September 2014.

Dr Care was selected for the prestigious award for his leadership role in the reform of Australia’s building regulations in the 1990s and his extensive work on many major global railway and infrastructure projects.

Engineers Australia does an excellent job of highlighting the contribution of engineers and engineering projects to Australia‚Äôs built environment. To be nominated as Professional Engineer of the Year by the Sydney Division was a real pleasure. To win is an honour that I share with the many colleagues from Arup, RedR and elsewhere hat have supported me over many years. ” Dr Robert Care Arup Principal

From 2004 to 2010 he was Chair of Arup’s Australasia Region and from 2010 to 2013 was Chair of Arup’s UK, Middle East and Africa region. As a member of the Arup Global Group Board from 2008 to 2014 he held responsibility for Ethics and Sustainability. Robert firmly believes that real value for clients is added through sustainability and should be embedded in everything Arup does. 

Robert is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering and the Australian Institute of Management. His commitment to the community is reflected in his appointment to the RedR Australia (Registered Engineers for Disaster Relief) Board in 2006 and subsequent election as Chair from 2008 to 2010. In 2012 Robert was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to Engineering, Business, Humanitarian Programs and Athletics. 

Dr Robert Care will now proceed to the National Engineering Excellence Awards which will be held in Melbourne on Monday, 24 November 2014.